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double walled waterer leaks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rustywreck, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Songster

    I have a double wall waterer. It has a five gallon capacity. When more than one gallon of water is in it seems as though the trough over-fills and water comes over the side. The spring and gasket seem to work fine in that no water comes out until the top is put on.
    If I only put in one gallon of water the problem doesn't exists. This thing is less than six months old.
    Has anyone experienced this problem and know of a solution?
    thanks in advance.
  2. rdranch

    rdranch Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    It is possible that there is air getting in from where the handle is welded on top. I had one do that.

    To fix it I used silicone caulking on the inside and sealed all around the top. Hope this helps.[​IMG]
  3. I have one of those. Check for grit on the bottom flange/seal, quick wipe and/or smear of vaseline will keep it supple. Might also be that the surface you are using is not perfectly level- if so, have the outflow hole on the low end...

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